Crime & Court

Bail Hearing For Mohammed Isoof Vacated

The bail hearing for Nausori Highlands Murder accused Mohammed Raheesh Isoof has been vacated for next week at the High Court in Lautoka.
04 Nov 2019 12:13
Bail Hearing For Mohammed Isoof Vacated
Nausori Highlands Murder accused Mohammed Raheesh Isoof at the Magistrates Court in Lautoka today. Photo: Salote Qalubau

The bail hearing for Nausori Highlands Murder accused Mohammed Raheesh Isoof has been vacated for next week at the High Court in Lautoka.

Isoof allegedly murdered carpenter, Nirmal Kumar, his 54-year-old wife Usha Devi, their 34-year-old daughter, Nileshni Kajal and her two daughters Sana aged, 11 and Samara, 8 on August 25 and 26.

The Judge Justice Rangajeeva Wimalasena presided over the matter and defense counsel was Iqbal Khan of Iqbal Khan and Associates while the state was represented by Semi Babitu.

Mr Khan told the court that that he filed another affidavit for another surety and that the state would also need time to clarify whether the new surety had any previous convictions.

Mr Babitu told the court that the state would need time to file a response to Mr Khan’s latest surety.

Mr Khan also requested that his client’s second appearance today whereby the state was to file full disclosures inclusive of the CCTV footage also be vacated to November 13.

Justice Wimalasena told Mr Khan that the matter would be heard today however he could instruct another counsel to appear on his behalf.

The bail hearing has been vacated to November 13 while the accused will be appearing again today for a separate matter in regards to the state’s filing of full disclosures.

The accused has been further remanded and a production order has been issued for Isoof.

Feedback: salote.qalubau@fijisun.com.fj



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